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Florida Southern College will celebrate its Founders Day this weekend by naming a noted museum director as its honorary chancellor, hosting a pop-up exhibit of work by photographer Jerry Uelsmann and honoring three alumni. 

Glenn Lowry, director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, will become honorary chancellor Friday morning at FSC’s annual convocation. He led a $900 million expansion of the museum and its endowment, including new archives of Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect of FSC’s National Historic Landmark-designated West campus.

The convocation marks the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth, an event the Museum of Modern Art is celebrating by hosting a major exhibit of Wright works.

The college this weekend will produce its first “pop-up” art show, with 35 iconic photographs by the father of photomontage, Jerry Uelsmann. The show runs from Friday at 9 a.m. through Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Melvin Gallery.

In addition, three graduates will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award:

  • Joe Capitano, Ybor City restorationist and founder and president of The Radiant Group, a Tampa franchise ownership company
  • M. Clayton Hollis Jr., retired vice president of public affairs at Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Carol Prevatt Sipe, president and CEO of Summit Consulting in Lakeland, a leading provider of worker’s compensation insurance.

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